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Biff! Pow! Zap! Former Hearthstone folks making Marvel game

04 January, 2019, 22:01 | Author: Rafael Roberts
  • Former Hearthstone Dev Ben Brode Resurfaces with $30M from NetEase & a Deal with Marvel

Second Dinner, the new independent video game studio founded by former "Hearthstone" developers Ben Brode and Hamilton Chu, is working on a new project with Marvel, it announced on Thursday. Additionally, Second Dinner has received a $30 million minority investment from NetEase, which has allowed the team to move into a new office space in Irvine, California. And now, working with the Marvel Games team and playing in the Marvel Universe.

There are no concrete details (or even satisfactory hints) about the parts of the Marvel universe Second Dinner's game features.

Brode Announced he was leaving Blizzard in April 2018 to start a new studio, saying "After 15 years at Blizzard and nearly 10 years working on Hearthstone, I have made the incredibly hard decision to embark on a new journey". Given the fact that all five of the studio's current members most recently worked on Hearthstone before joining Second Dinner, it's logical to conclude its first project will be a mobile card game... except for the fact that Marvel already has a mobile card game called Marvel Battle Lines, and it just came out in October. Hum. Hearthstone was a huge success for Blizzard and Second Dinner are assembling a really talented team of developers. Not that Marvel have many qualms about flooding markets.


He added: "They and the team they've assembled at Second Dinner have made some of the greatest games in history. Or maybe Spectacular! Or Incredible.or Mighty...or quite possibly all of the above!" We can't wait to show it to the people who we interview as candidates. It's worth reiterating that there's no confirmation about exactly how this title will play, but if you're looking for a safe bet, this is it.

We'll see when it gets announced... at some point?

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